4,500 complaints have been made to the HSE with respect to Coronavirus

It is understood that more than 4,500 complaints have been made to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) since the first UK case of coronavirus was confirmed.

Last month the HSE issued a warning to employers that it would hand out enforcement notices to those who do not comply with the two-metre social distancing rule in workplaces that remain open during the outbreak. These actions could include:

  • Improvement Notices,
  • Prohibition Notices, and
  • Prosecutions

The workplace safety regulator said it was now working through the reports, received since March, with a ‘range of actions’.